Parker was a college professor. He worked at the neighboring town by train. One day, he encountered an stray dog at the station. When seeing its innocent eyes, he felt something sympathetic springing up in his heart. So he took it home. At first, his wife strongly opposed his behivor, But she saw that her husband and daughter loved the dog very much. Finally she decided to accept the dog as a part of the family. They called it " Hachi."
Gradually Hachi grew up from a puppy into a bigger one. Every day , Hachi accompanied Parker to go to the station on time. At 5:00 in the dusk, it punctually appeared at the station exit to wait for Parker. That was the tacit agreement between them! Around the station, the hot-dog vendor and the store proprietress always saw an impressive scene that once Parker came out from the station and called “Hachi”， the dog excitedly rushed forward, scratched his trousers, licked his face and groaned with pleasure. In his free time, Parker wanted to teach Hachi to pick a ball with its mouth, even lying on the ground and picked the ball with his mouth to set an example for Hachi, but gradually he felt it difficult to teach Hachi to do it. But one day, Parker went to the station as usual, suddenly he felt Hachi bitting his trousers. When turning back, he found that Hachi should pick the ball, Parker was very happy. But he still leaved. At that time, Hachi had a premonition that it would never see Parker again.
In fact, it was the last precious recollections between them. Because on that day, Parker suddenly collapsed in the classroom, he died of the heart disease. He never returned to the station. But Hachi didn’t realize it. Afterward, Hachi still waited for the professor at 5:00 pm every day. The leaves became green and yellow, the snow fell and began to melt. Year after year, ten years slid past unconsciously. Hachi still waited and waited until it died. The moment Hachi died, it seemed to see Parker coming out from the station exit again, and called it “Hachi” gentlely. Hachi wanted to stand by him, but it couldn’t. It groaned weakly as if it wanted to say “I miss you very much!” Finally, they stayed together in the other world.
As I watched the film, my eyes filled with tears.I was moved by the emotion between them, especially the loyalty of Hachi. Hachi devoted the whole life to waiting for Parker. Nowadays, few people can love someone to this extent. Yes, We can’t! What we could learn from Hachi are that what the true love is and how to love. By the way, the film was based on a true story happened in Japan in 1935.